MFT is grateful to have a growing number of Business Members.  Our Business Members are community-minded leaders that represent a range of sectors – real estate, food & beverage, healthcare, banking, shipbuilding, and more. All of our Business Members care deeply about Maine, environmental sustainability, revitalizing our rural economies, and growing the future for farming.

 

Meet some of our Life Business Members:

Camden Real Estate Company: Scott Horty

What does your business do?

We represent buyers and sellers of farms, village homes, waterfront homes and land, businesses and property under conservation consideration in an arc from Friendship to Searsport in mid-coast Maine.

Why do you support MFT and the work we do? 

Preserving land for future generations to grow and raise healthy food is of foremost importance to future generations. When I see farms sold and used for some other purpose I know that they will never return to farming. Farms create sustainable jobs and opportunities that feed the community in many ways.

As a business leader, if another business asked why you joined as a Life Member, what would you tell them?

This is a very inexpensive way to have a huge impact on sustainable jobs, healthy food and the conservation of land in Maine. For most of us living in Maine we came here for the natural beauty and the peaceful lifestyle and what we found, we want to preserve.

Anything else that you’d like MFT members to know?

We like to think of ourselves as the source for anything real estate call with your questions or needs and let’s see if we can help or send you in the direction of someone who can. In addition, my wife, Robin, and I own 24 acres of organic blueberries in Hope.

Big Tree Hospitality: Arlin Smith, Mike Wiley & Andrew Taylor

What’s the mission of your business? 

Guided by a commitment to generosity, hard work, and innovation, Big Tree operates restaurants (Hugo’s, Eventide Oyster Co., and The Honey Paw) that aim to create and sustain community.

Why do you support MFT and the work we do? 

Many of purveyors have gotten a leg up thanks to MFT, and we know that without a strong agricultural community, Maine restaurants can only be so good. We’re proud to invest in the future of Maine’s farming.

As a business leader, if another business asked why you joined as a Life Member, what would you tell them?

I’d recommend a lifetime membership to any local business, especially to a restaurant who (if they’re doing their job correctly) stand to benefit directly from MFT’s efforts.